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Desalination becomes more viable in California as costs drop

February 20, 2014
In an attempt to deal with the severe drought it has been experiencing, California is turning to desalination projects and is allocating millions of dollars to develop technologies that can turn ocean water into potable water.
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Australian beef, veal exports to US to drop slightly in 2014

February 19, 2014
Australian exports of beef and veal to the United States in 2014 are expected to drop one percent from last year's levels and reach 210,000 tons swt, according to industry research company Meat and Livestock Australia.
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Canadian startup develops low-cost method for industrial wastewater treatment, reuse

February 19, 2014
A Vancouver startup has closed a $5.6-million Series-A financing round that will help the company develop technology for reusing industrial wastewater.
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EIA launches interactive fracking well map

February 19, 2014
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has rolled out a new interactive map of the United States where the public can explore all fracking wells located across the country, including those that are currently being developed.
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AstraZeneca, Merck gain share on Glaxo's asthma treatment drug

February 18, 2014
Competition on the U.S. pharmaceutical market has never been more fierce. Generic drugs are taking decisive steps onto the market, gaining a bigger share wherever they are allowed.
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North Dakota well spills oil, fracking fluid

February 18, 2014
A hydraulic fracturing well in North Dakota started leaking fracking fluid and oil on February 13, spilling an estimated 200 barrels of oil per day.
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North American oil & gas production to grow by 1.8% through 2035

February 18, 2014
North American oil and gas production will continue to grow over the next two decades, at an average annual rate of 1.8 percent, a new report by consultancy firm ICF International reveals.
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Scientists develop desalination method that also purifies water

February 18, 2014
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method to desalinate sea water and purify it at the same time, removing bacteria and particulates from it.
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EPA to fund research into chemical exposure on brain development

February 17, 2014
Four academic institutions across the United States will be awarded grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for researching the impact of chemicals on various biological processes and the potential adverse effect they may have on brain development.
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Sempra Energy LNG export facility in Louisiana gets green light

February 17, 2014
A liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility will be built in Cameron Parish, La., by California-based natural gas company Sempra Energy.
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